Suspected armed robbers have attacked female students of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki in their hostel close to the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS), injuring three students and two security men.
According to Daily Sun, the hoodlums forced their way into ‘Oduoye Hostel’, a female hostel, situated outside the campus at about 1am.
It was learnt that two security men at the gate of the school were injured by the robbers; a situation which made others to run into hiding for safety.
According to eyewitness, “We were already asleep when we began to hear strange movement and noise, only to discover that robbers have invaded our hostel. They were entering rooms one after the other attacking and dispossessing people of their belongings, including phones and laptops.”
Dean, Students Affairs of EBSU, Prof. Hillary Eze, confirmed the incident, but noted that the robbery operation was quelled through prompt intervention of security agents.
“There was a robbery incident at one of our hostels. The robbers forced themselves into some rooms, which means the burglarproofs were forcefully removed, doors broken and students were attacked. I think by our calculation, about 16 phones and two or three laptops were made away with by the robbers, while security men on duty were also manhandled.”
He described as untrue that robbers shot some security men, saying the robbers only attacked the students and the security men with cutlasses just as he denied that four students were abducted
Prof. Eze, who said the three female students and two security men were injured, added that they were immediately rushed to the state police clinic by the policemen deployed to the scene and had been treated and discharged immediately.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Chris Anyanwu, when contacted, said he could not confirm the robbery attack because he was away on official duty at Abuja.
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